> My questions concerns people having the SAD questioning a strict vegetarian diet
> or even a low-fat diet. I'm constantly faced with people asking me if I'm
> healthy because I'm very thin and don't eat any animal products and have a very
> low-fat diet. I eat mostly whole foods, and if I do eat anything processed I
> try to eat natural foods like natural crackers, breads, etc. I constantly feel
> like I have to be on the defense justifying my way of life.
I know this is all off topic and I'm sorry but I really wanted to
reply to this. I'm in the same boat, I lost 5 stone and changed the
way I eat forever but people do not understand this. My friends and
family think that I am some health freak but I point out that the
things I eat are natural and most fruit and veg is very low in fat.
However my Mum would point out that butter is natural and I argue
back that it is still a process. With people getting fatter you would
think that they might start to be getting the message but it seems
Also people are weak they cannot do with out telly, cars, smoking or
what ever they are drawn to so when they see somebody with will power
to follow a certain way of life and be successful they have to knock
them because they know they could not. It is funny but on the quite
people I know come to me and ask advice when their belly starts
getting too big or they cannot fit into certain clothes etc.